Perl is an excellent programming language which is regularly used for generating CGI scripts along with many different web-based apps. Among its key advantages is the fact that it works with modules - ready-made batches of program code that are used to execute numerous tasks and to increase the performance of a given script without slowing it with unneeded lines of code. In other words, when five tasks need to be executed, you can use five lines of program code in order to call each of the modules instead of including a couple of hundred lines used to create the actual modules within your script. Perl is really useful and it may be used for many different purposes, so a wide range of corporations have implemented it in their web products or on their resource-demanding sites - cPanel, IMDB, Craigslist, BugZilla, BBC and many more. It's often used along with other languages like PHP or Python.

Perl Scripting in Web Hosting

Perl is available with all of the web hosting that we provide and you can execute any .pl file which you upload within your account thanks to the File Manager of the Control Panel or an FTP program. This will enable you to make a website with all of the options that you'd like your visitors to have, but PHP fails to supply. You're able to execute a script either manually or automatically through a cron job. Our plans include a large number of Perl modules which you are able to employ and you'll see the complete list in your website hosting account in addition to the path which you should use in your scripts, in order to be able to access these modules. In case you'd like to execute a Perl/CGI script with a cron job yet your plan doesn't offer this option, you're able to include as many cron jobs as you require from the Add Upgrades/Services link on the left-hand side of your hosting Control Panel.

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